Crews to patch parts of I-40 in preparation for road rebuild
Posted August 9, 2013
Updated October 25, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — State Department of Transportation crews will begin patching parts of Interstate 40 Monday to prepare the highway for the I-40/I-440 Rebuild – the massive project to rebuild an 11.5-mile stretch of the road over the next three years.
In a release, DOT officials said the patching will help fortify parts of the roadway prior to the beginning of major construction.
Crews will begin in the westbound lanes near the Rock Quarry Road interchange, and they will do work in eastbound and westbound lanes between Exit 293 (Interstate 440/U.S. Highway 1/64) and Exit 301 (I-40/440 split).
Work will occur between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., officials said, and drivers may encounter nighttime lane and shoulder closures for the next several months.
Drivers may not see significant delays due to the patching project, but they should use caution when approaching work crews, watch for construction signs, stay alert and obey posted speed limits.
Construction will begin in earnest early in 2014, closing as many as two lanes in each direction. Work will be done in phases, with construction on the I-440 leg of the project set to begin in January. Once that work is done, the work on Interstate 40 will begin.
Officials said they hope to have all work completed by the end of August 2016.